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Can't wait to share this queen with all of you - meet this week's #wingwoman, Naomi Dumakor! Naomi has been in the salon business for the past 12 years; she's also an educator, a community builder, and a mom to two young girls. In our interview, Naomi shares how it's important to take care of yourself first so that you can take better care of others, how she discovered her purpose when she stopped trying to be like everyone else, and how she views friendships as a mirror into who you actually are. Continue reading to learn all about Naomi!



1. What makes you happy?


I love to solve problems, seeing others have break throughs, having break throughs, anything creative, and most importantly my children.


2. What advice would you give your younger self?


Learn who you are and what your voice is. Don’t be afraid to be different. Learn to ask for help, learn to take care of yourself first so you can truly help others and attract wholeness in your life. 3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?


Purpose, people fully living in their purpose and having a deep love for who they were created to be.


4. How did you find your purpose?


I found my purpose when I stopped trying to be like everyone else and began to recognize the things that made me unique, this ultimately lead me to the people I wanted to serve.


5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?


What has robbed me of authentic friendships was this feeling of needing to please, the feeling of being accepted, and trying so hard to avoid rejection. These fears would make me bend and mold and conform to what I thought people wanted. I wasn’t really being fully myself. It would lead me to having friendships out of guilt and not out of purpose.


6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?


I learned that friends don’t dictate your worth, we are all growing and changing, and that sometimes people are in your life for a season, and sometimes it’s longer. Friendships are also a mirror into who you are and there are usually lessons you learn about yourself when friendships don’t work out.


7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?


Classic, Oprah Winfrey, Brene Brown, Sarah Nicole...I love the vulnerability and openness to share through their pain.


8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?


Mostly business podcasts like Brendon Burchard, Russell Brunson, Mindset, and Sarah Jakes Roberts


9. Where can we find you?


You can find me for Hair @follicle.studio

For inspiration @xonaomilee

For Community facebook @bourne.creator


Get your hearts ready for this week's #wingwoman, Jenny Paul! Jenny is a former corporate lawyer turned entrepreneur where she works one-on-one with people and helps them build the businesses of their dreams with her company, Live Long + Hustle. She teaches them how to create profitable and meaningful businesses and to do what they love without burnout or overwhelm. In our interview, Jenny shares how she discovered her purpose when she intentionally took time to reflect, how joining like-minded communities has helped her prioritize relationship building, and how she believes the world needs more women to rise up and to step into their power. Continue reading to learn all about Jenny!



1. What makes you happy?


Simple moments with the people I love. My husband walking through the front door. My mom saying hello on the other end of the phone line. Long chats with my best friends. My nephews excitedly showing me all their toys.


2. What advice would you give your younger self?


I would go back and tell my younger self to take her time choosing a career path and to follow her bliss instead of doing what she thought she "should". I chose my first career as a corporate lawyer without taking the time to figure out what I was really passionate about. As I climbed that ladder, I wasn't happy or fulfilled. With every passing day, I felt less and less like myself and eventually, I quit in search of more meaning. 3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?


Lack of compassion. Particularly this year, we've seen how divided the world can get. I think with more empathy and tolerance, we could solve a lot of the world's problems collectively, but we just spend too much time arguing from the other side of the fence. Compassion helps to knock that fence down, making it so much easier for us to put our heads together and find solutions for the greater good.


4. How did you find your purpose?


When I quit law, my husband also quit his job and we went on a six-month backpacking honeymoon across SE Asia and India. We took that time to connect with each other as newlyweds, but also to reconnect with ourselves and figure out what we wanted the rest of our lives to look like. It wasn't so much the traveling that led me to my purpose, but just intentionally taking time to reflect. It helped me realize what was truly important to me and set me on a path to live a more authentic life.


5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?


It can be tough to carve out quality time in today's fast-paced world. Especially as we get older, maintaining friendships can easily get pushed to the back burner as we try to balance our careers, home life, self care and everything else in between. That said, joining like-minded communities or masterminds make it easy to prioritize relationship-building, so I try to be proactive about that.


6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?


I've learned that it's important to open yourself up to honest, vulnerable communication in all friendships. If you've tried, but things just aren't going to work out, let them go with gratitude for the time you had and with the understanding that not all relationships are meant to last forever.


7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?


Every single woman that has taken a step to living a life that feels authentic to who they really are, whether that step is big or small, is my SHEro. The world needs women to continue rising up and stepping into their power.


8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?


I'm currently reading "Dotcom Secrets" by Russell Brunson to up my online marketing game and I've been listening to the audio book "Do the Work" by Steven Pressfield, which is all about overcoming self-doubt so that you can put your best creative work out into the world.


9. Where can we find you?


Instagram: @livelongandhustle

Website: www.livelongandhustle.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCut0R4G1nK5b-H78Om_mxGQ


Happy New Year! I thought it would be the perfect way to kick off 2021 by introducing you all to my friend, Grace Clark, co-owner of Nutrimeals. Nutrimeals was founded in 2017 on the belief that healthy food and convenience should coexist. Since starting the company, Grace and her team have expanded beyond Calgary and even installed state-of-the-art "vending machines" where you can purchase their delicious meals during your lunch break (located in downtown Calgary). In our interview, Grace shares how life is both beautiful and challenging, how you don't need to have one clear purpose, and how remembering the good moments is more important than focusing on an ending. Continue reading to learn all about Grace!



1. What makes you happy?


My family, life partner and dog are the light of my life! I also love a good soup and sandwich combo.


2. What advice would you give your younger self?


I would tell myself to look at every challenge and struggle as a lesson that you need to learn in that moment. Trust the process, fail fast but stand back up faster. I would also tell myself that life is going to be challenging and beautiful all at the same time. Learn how to immerse yourself in every moment. 3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?


I would close my eyes and wish COVID-19 to magically go away! Something that has always stuck with me is that I would wish to erase the problems surrounding environmental conservation.


4. How did you find your purpose?


This question trips me up more than I would like to admit. I’ve always put a lot of pressure on myself to find my “one thing” and glorify those who have found theirs. I’ve recently noticed that reflecting on challenging situations and looking at how I responded and what actions I took helps me see what my purpose is. Did I choose to educate someone on a topic? Did I help them get to the solution? How did I feel about what I did? How can I bring that into a bigger picture to see what my purpose is? Honestly, in writing this response I think my purpose is to tell people that not knowing their purpose is okay haha!


5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?


I’m so grateful for all the friendships and relationships I’ve been able to create and maintain over the years! A large pain point for me when it comes to building relationships is being motivated to put in effort when I don’t feel the same effort coming from the other individual. Friendships and relationships are so important, and you want to spend your time with someone who you value and respect, and who values and respects you!


6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?


I have learned that even though things end, it’s really important to remember the moments you shared together and to still be kind to one another.


7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?


I am super lucky to be surrounded by incredibly strong and inspiring women. My mom, sisters, and close friends continue to amaze me day after day. I couldn’t imagine my life without these badass women!


8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?


I am currently listening to Grit by Angela Duckworth. HIGHLY recommend! I also love listening to the Impact Theory podcast.


9. Where can we find you?


You can find me on LinkedIn or follow the Nutrimeals Instagram account to keep up with what our business is doing!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-clark1/

IG&FB: @nutrimeals.ca


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